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Feeding Peacocks (Italian, c1390-1400).
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Track(s) taken from CDA66625
Recording details: July 1992
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1993
Total duration: 7 minutes 44 seconds

'I'm not sure what medieval ears would have made of it but there's no denying Sinfonye's capacity for alerting us to a small but distinctive repertoire from an age and mentality essentially no different from our own' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'The disc is irresistible. The singing and playing are ravishing, the sound immediate and caressing. This month's list is full of unfamiliar things but this may be the loveliest' (Fanfare, USA)

Bona domna, un conseil vos deman
composer
early 13th century; anonymous trobairitz and Pistoleta; contrafact of Pistoleta 'Kar egusse or mil mars de fin argent', St Germain Chansonnier (MS X), Paris Bibliothèque Nationale MS fr.20050 f.82r & Cangé Chansonnier (MS O) Paris Bib Nat MS fr.846 f.125r
author of text
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, fr.854 (MS I)

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